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jiggle

[jig-uh l] /ˈdʒɪg əl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jiggled, jiggling.
1.
to move up and down or to and fro with short, quick jerks.
noun
2.
a jiggling movement.
Origin
1835-1840
1835-40; jig2 + -le
Related forms
jiggler, noun
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Examples from the web for jiggle
  • Shake, shimmy and jiggle until the mixture hardens to ice cream, usually about five minutes.
  • We notice the improbable directional jiggle but ignore the zillions of meaningless and counteracting collisions.
  • Surface temperature readings jiggle up and down, but over the course of the past century, their overall trend is up.
  • The dots jiggle oddly as the beaks cast about for you, and then hold steady when they have fixed on you.
  • Otherwise, the merest jiggle would break the magnetic calm.
  • Over hundreds of years, normal ambient temperatures can provide enough energy to jiggle the atoms within a rock.
  • One advantage of a belt for carrying your gear is that, when seated, it doesn't jiggle much and you don't feel any weight.
  • The president might have more power to jiggle accounts.
  • When the vessel reaches a certain depth, the picture on the screen begins to jiggle ominously.
  • As the actors in the scene keep muffing their lines, the ones watching jiggle in place and roll their eyes.
British Dictionary definitions for jiggle

jiggle

/ˈdʒɪɡəl/
verb
1.
to move or cause to move up and down or to and fro with a short jerky motion: to jiggle the door handle
noun
2.
a short jerky motion
Derived Forms
jiggly, adjective
Word Origin
C19: frequentative of jig; compare joggle
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Word Origin and History for jiggle
v.

1836, from jig (q.v.) + -le, frequentative suffix. Related: Jiggled; jiggling. As a noun, from 1840.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for jiggle

jiggle

modifier

: the ads for comedies in the jiggle genre/ a brand of show so dependent on buxom starts and wet T-shirts that it was called jiggle television

noun
  1. The bouncing and shaking of a woman's parts, esp of the breasts •Hence the whole tone and style of blatant female sexual exploitation: help put the jiggle back in the series ''Charlie's Angels''
  2. A TV program featuring the bouncing and shaking of a woman's parts: when advertisers see wall-to-wall jigglies in prime time
verb

: She swims, jumps rope, and practices jiggling in front of the mirror (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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